Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
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Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
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Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The Men's 50 km Race Walk event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 42 competitors. Three athletes were disqualified, while four walkers did not finish the race, held on Friday September 30, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Vyacheslav Ivanenko
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver  Ronald Weigel
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze  Hartwig Gauder
East Germany (GDR)

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38.17 May 25, 1986 East Germany Potsdam, East Germany
Olympic Record  Raúl González (MEX) 3:47.26 August 11, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Broken records during the 1988 Summer Olympics
Olympic Record  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38.29 September 30, 1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea

Startlist[edit]

Intermediates[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Note
1  Vyacheslav Ivanenko (URS) 3:38:29 OR
2  Ronald Weigel (GDR) 3:38:56
3  Hartwig Gauder (GDR) 3:39:45
4  Aleksandr Potashov (URS) 3:41:00
5  José Marín (ESP) 3:43:03
6  Simon Baker (AUS) 3:44:07
7  Bo Gustafsson (SWE) 3:44:49
8  Raffaello Ducceschi (ITA) 3:45:43
9  Dietmar Meisch (GDR) 3:46:31
10  Pavol Szikora (TCH) 3:47:04
11  Giovanni Perricelli (ITA) 3:47:14
12  Pavol Blažek (TCH) 3:47:31
13  Jorge Llopart (ESP) 3:48:09
14  François Lapointe (CAN) 3:48:15
15  Martín Bermúdez (MEX) 3:49:22
16  Alain Lemercier (FRA) 3:50:28
17  Roman Mrázek (TCH) 3:50:46
18  Reima Salonen (FIN) 3:51:36
19  Andrew Jachno (AUS) 3:53:23
20  Stefan Johansson (SWE) 3:53:34
21  José Pinto (POR) 3:55:57
22  Marco Evoniuk (USA) 3:56:55
23  Carl Schueler (USA) 3:57:44
24  Jacek Bednarek (POL) 3:58:31
25  Manuel Alcalde (ESP) 3:59:13
26  Vitaly Popovych (URS) 3:59:23
27  Les Morton (GBR) 3:59:30
28  Paul Blagg (GBR) 4:00:07
29  Li Baojin (CHN) 4:00:07
30  Héctor Moreno (COL) 4:01:31
31  Tadahiro Kosaka (JPN) 4:03:12
32  Sandro Bellucci (ITA) 4:04:56
33  Arturo Bravo (MEX) 4:08:08
34  Andrew Kaestner (USA) 4:12:49
35  William Sawe (KEN) 4:25:24
DID NOT FINISH (DNF)
 Erling Andersen (NOR) DNF
 Godfried Dejonckheere (BEL) DNF
 Sándor Urbanik (HUN) DNF
 Jan Staaf (SWE) DNF
DISQUALIFIED (DSQ)
 Jean-Marie Neff (FRA) DSQ
 Eric Neisse (FRA) DSQ
 Hernán Andrade (MEX) DSQ

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